Jasper Most Expensive Destination for Hotels in Canada

By Omid Ghoreishi, Epoch Times
July 16, 2013 11:02 pm Last Updated: July 17, 2013 9:19 pm

The picturesque town of Jasper in Alberta has been named the most expensive city for hotels in Canada in a report by CheapHotels.org.

The online hotel booking company looked at the average cost of the cheapest available double room in various cities across the country for the period of July 1 to Aug. 31. Only destinations with a minimum of 10 regular hotels were considered.

The most expensive destination was found to be Jasper, the commercial centre of Jasper National Park located in the Rocky Mountains, with an average nightly cost of $189.

Second place went to Tofino in the West Coast of Vancouver Island with an average cost of $177 per night. Niagara on the Lake in Ontario took the third spot with a cost of $174 per night.

The report only considered hotels rated two stars and higher, so its findings didn’t include bed and breakfast locations in Jasper, which outnumber hotels and are usually cheaper.

B.C. and Alberta were the most represented in the top 10 list, with three cities listed for each: Jasper ($189, first), Fort McMurray ($166, fifth), and Banff ($130, tenth) in Alberta, and Tofino ($177, second), Parksville ($137, seventh), and Kelowna ($131, ninth) in B.C.

Ontario had two cities among the top 10: Niagara-on-the-Lake ($174, third) and Wasaga Beach ($167, fourth).

The Maritimes were represented by St. John’s, which was placed in the fifth spot at $166 per night. Regina also made it to the top 10 with a nightly cost of $134.

20 Most Expensive Hotel Destinations This Summer

1. Jasper $189
2. Tofino $177
3. Niagara-on-the-Lake $174
4. Wasaga Beach $167
5. St. John’s $166
6. Fort McMurray $145
7. Parksville $137
8. Regina $134
9. Kelowna $131
10. Banff $130
11. Calgary $129
12. Osoyoos $129
13. Saint Andrews $128
14. Canmore $127
15. Yellowknife $118
16. Saskatoon $117
17. Halifax $114
18. Annapolis Royal $113
19. Charlottetown $106
20. Qualicum Beach $105